Jennifer Elmore, Bureau Chief
(850) 414-2111

Bureau of Planning and Evaluation

The Bureau of Planning and Evaluation measures and evaluates the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the Department’s programs. It supports the Department’s commitment to providing the highest quality of services by regularly surveying and monitoring to assess consumer satisfaction. The bureau provides the Department and its stakeholders with the following services:

  • Strategic planning and needs assessment
  • Performance-based program budgeting
  • Program analysis and evaluation
  • Demographic analysis and forecasting
  • Program data gathering and dissemination
  • Grant writing

The bureau also acts as a clearinghouse for demographic, economic and social information about older Floridians, provides planning and other analytical support for the Department’s partners within Florida’s elder service delivery network, and prepares documents required by the federal Older Americans Act and the Florida Legislature.

Bureau of Planning and Evaluation Publications:

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) prepares a State Plan on Aging (State Plan) every four years as required by the federal Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Older Americans Act (OAA). The State Plan provides strategic direction to Florida’s Aging Network and complies with instructions provided by ACL. The plan was developed in collaboration with a multidisciplinary State Plan Advisory Group. The State Plan focuses on Florida’s efforts to create age-friendly, livable communities, including strategies to address Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and stop the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of Florida’s older adults. Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency in Florida and the Major Disaster Declaration issued by President Donald Trump, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) has requested an extension in submitting the State Plan on Aging. To provide feedback, comments, or information to be reviewed for the 2021-2024 State Plan on Aging, please email:

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